|Released on April 2, 2010, 'Madonna and Child' is a continuation of the 'Pop Reverence' series, which explores the realm of media influenced perception and its relationship with western religion.
This new work modifies a Vatican stained glass of the biblical Madonna, substituting the Virgin Mary with the "Queen of Pop" and the Holy Son with the pop star's adopted child David; suggesting that a media saturated public sphere, can shift the historical zeitgeist and alter our course of understanding.
|POP REVERENCE [ MADONNA AND CHILD ], ©2010
28.75 x 54.5 inches, Duratrans, light box
|Originally released on April 28, 2008, on the eve of the release of her 11th full length studio album, 'Pop Reverence' explores the career-long rebellion of the Catholic Church by pop icon Madonna.
The project juxtaposes images of the "Queen of Pop" in displays of sexual innuendo and eroticism, with an icon of Catholicism; suggesting that the commercialization of mass media has provided a platform to continually evolve and redefine what is status quo and moral for contemporary society, despite the Church's catechism.
|POP REVERENCE [ MADONNA ], Catholic Master, ©2008
20 x 28 inches, Screen print
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